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SPQC Session 3 SiddharthDeekshit TE Electronics
Rules Each question has variable points, depending upon the relative difficulty of the question in the opinion of the quizmaster. The number of points has been mentioned at the end of every question. Each team keeps its own scores. No single score keeper.
MahendraMapagunaratne from Toronto coined this term, a play on a popular sports personality’s name. The term is a recent introduction in the concerned sports’ dictionary. He framed it thus : “Anyone for _______? Tastier than the best of sundaes…” Another name suggested for this term is ‘starfish’. 8 points for the personality. 2 for the term.
This fellow loves everything small. He is fascinated by shorter sentences, fewer keystrokes and as is apparent in the pic, fewer wheels on his cycle. Bounty question. 10 points for the man. 5 points for his claim to fame.
X, a fictitious lady, was born in Mississippi to a policeman father and a hippie mother. She lived a hard, fast and unsettled life full of travel. She also reportedly had an unwanted pregnancy at a very young age. Y, the lead of Z, has referred to her as the embodiment of every woman he has had a relationship with. According to Y, poverty and crime took their toll and X died an early death in North Dakota, while headed for Minnesota. Y has written atleast 4 songs about X. 5 points each for X, Y and Z.
X – Dani California Y – Anthony Kiedis Z – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Vivekananda Setu NiveditaSetu VidyasagarSetu ____________ Fill in the blanks and give the connect. 10 points.
RabindranathSetu Aka Howrah Bridge All of them are bridges on the Hooghly river and connect the twin cities of Howrah and Kolkata
X was often transported by rail after drying, during the British era. The train compartments of the Bombay Post Mail would smell a lot due to this transportation, consequently leading the British to euphemistically refer to X based on its means of transportation. What is X? 15 points.
X – Bombay duck, derived from Bombay Post Mail or ‘Bombay Dak’
A nineteenth century specimen. What? 20 points!
Believed to be derived from the French equivalent for ‘crane's foot’, the term X is said to resemble the ‘/|’ symbol on genealogical trees. An X chart records the relationship of families by degrees of generations – first degree, second degree etc. X is also the finishing move of a well known wrestler. Identify X. 10 points.
X - Pedigree Derived from French for crane’s foot or ‘ped de gru’
Her name is Mayara Tavares. She is from Brazil and has been in the news recently. What is her claim to fame? 8 points.
BarackObama and Nicholas Sarkozy ‘checked her out’
____________is the practice of consciousness manipulation and/or autosuggestion to achieve a desired result, usually by empirical techniques described in various conceptual systems. The practice is often influenced by ideas of religion, mysticism, occultism, science, and psychology.
___________is dyslexic, was expelled from Stanbridge Earls School, one of the most prominent institutions specialising in dyslexia in the UK, at the age of 15. He has stated that drug use was the reason for the expulsion; his father, however, has said that it was because his son was caught "cutting lessons and entertaining a girl in his room”. Whom are we talking about?
Connect The Naked Face Bloodline The Doomsday Conspiracy The Best Laid Plans Morning, Noon and Night
The bummalo lizardfish. It is native to the waters between Mumbai and Kutch in the Arabian Sea, and a small number are also found in the Bay of Bengal. Great numbers are also caught in the China Sea. The fish is often dried and salted before it is consumed. After drying, the odour of the fish is extremely powerful, and it must consequently be transported in air-tight containers.How do we also know it?
This Semiconductor manufacturer was founded in Danbury, Connecticut by Dr, Bernard J Rothlein on May 27, 1959, when he and seven colleagues had left their employment at the semiconductor division of Sperry Rand Corporation. It is a semiconductor manufacturer, specializing in analog devices and subsystems, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA. The products include power management circuits, display drivers, audio and operational amplifiers, communication interface products and data conversion solutions. It's key markets include wireless handsets, displays and a variety of broad electronics markets, including medical, automotive, industrial, and test and measurement applications.
The ________ _________, is a region of the northwestern Atlantic Ocean in which a number of aircraft and surface vessels are alleged to have disappeared in mysterious circumstances which fall beyond the boundaries of human error, pirates, equipment failure, or natural disasters. Popular culture has attributed some of these disappearances to the paranormal, a suspension of the laws of physics, or activity by extraterrestrial beings.
It is a country in South America *(occupying a long and narrow coastal strip - you can delete this part from the question coz its a give away) wedged between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage at the country's southernmost tip. It is one of only two countries in South America that does not have a border with Brazil. The Pacific forms the country's entire western border, with a coastline that stretches over 6,435 kilometres. Which country?
The __________ is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive 2-seat sports car produced by Porsche AG of Germany. First launched in the 2006 model year, it is a coupé derived from Porsche's second generation Boxster convertible. Like the Boxster, most Caymans are assembled in Finland for Porsche by Valmet Automotive (the rest are assembled in Zuffenhausen near Stuttgart, Germany). Porsche's Deputy Chairman, Holger P. Haerter confirmed that their contract with Valmet Automotive will end in 2012, and its production will be outsourced to Magna SteyrFahrzeugtechnik of Graz, Austria
Connect Buffalo Bills (American Football) Buffalo Sabres (New York) Buffalo Bisons (Base Ball) New York Jets (American Football) Rochester Raging Rhinos (English Football)
It is the largest city, main seaport and the financial capital of Pakistan and the capital of the province of Sindh. It is the twentieth largest city of the world in terms of metropolitan population, and is Pakistan's premier centre of banking, industry, and trade.It is also the home of Pakistan's largest corporations that are involved in textiles, shipping, automotive industry, entertainment, arts, fashion, advertising, publishing, software development and medical research. It also serves as a major hub of higher education in South Asia, and the wider Islamic World
This Opel Astra here has nine directional cameras, a GPS unit, three laser range scanners, and antennas for scanning 3G/GSM and Wi-Fi hotspots. Ideally, it cruises at about 25 mph. Easy – what’s all this equipment for?
This term was initially created as an alternative to saying “damn!” on television by (1) (a recurring figure from Laurel and Hardy) and was popularized by (2)’s rendition. It eventually made it into the New Oxford English Dictionary in 1998. What’s the word?
Their names differ by 1 letter. X is an Arsenal fan. Y is a West Ham fan. They are the most important people in their respective fields. X became a "gooner" during a three-month visit to London in 1994, and attended four European-Cup Winners Cup matches at Highbury and sat in the famous Clock End section of the stadium. Apparently he was awe-struck by the fanaticism of soccer fans and remarked that he had never seen anything like it. He even strolled into the gift shop to buy a replica gunner jersey for his son. After some unfortunate happenings, he was banned from Highbury forever. Id X and Y.
Wikipedia. This 5000-page book is a compilation of wiki’s featured articles.
These certainly deserve to be in a (hardly exhaustive) list together… Now why?
Bollywood posters “inspired” from hollywood movies. Like I said, this is hardly exhaustive seeing as how nearly everything from the industry seems to claim “inspirations” from their american counterpart. We have: (1) Sleepless in Seattle, (2) Underworld and (3) Horror of Dracula…
OFFICIAL AIRCRAFT'S OF THE PREZ,PM AND CABINET MINISTERS OF INDIA
.IEEE 802 refers to a family of IEEE standards dealing with local and metropolitan area networks.Example:IEEE 802.3 is ethernetspecification.What is the IEEE 802.13 standard?
802.13 DOES NOT EXIST AS 13 IS CONSIDERED AN 'UNLUCKY' NUMBE
-------------- is a numerical computing environment and programming language created by The Math works. It supports plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interacting with programs in other languages.
X can be described as cult of people or practice as it is said, and was derived from word Y meaning swindler and is used as common term for murder and robbery here in India. Notoriety of these gangs go as far as 13th century, when these gangs looted and killed people who traveled in groups India during the middle period. The whole operations were done in a very planned and co-ordinated manners. Most of these activities continued till 19th century and accounted for over 2,000,000 deaths (according to Guiness book of records), until British rulers in India decided to suppress it and act stringent. In fact one of the famous person of these times was Z (in the pic) who has been said to have killed over 900 people alone, though it is still a matter of dispute but still is rated as one of the worlds' most prolific serial killers.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, "S" is the second-most popular song in the English language, following "Happy Birthday to You" and followed by "Auld Lang Syne.""S" is a British and American song which is sung to congratulate a person on a significant event, such as a retirement. The melody originates from that of the French song "Marlbroughs'enva-t-en guerre."
The origin of X has been debated for years. Printed likenesses can be traced back to the 19th century, such as the The Yellow Kid character from Richard F. Outcault's strip, Hogan's Alley.Since his debut in YX has appeared in a slew of guises, including Geroger Washington, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, BarackObama, Bruce Springsteen, Kurt Cobain, Bart Simpson, Michael Jackson, George Bush and many more.... Considering X's ubiquity as a cover boy, it is perhaps ironic that the single highest-selling issue of Y depicted only his feet.He was also briefly known as Mel Haney, When in one of the issue Mel Haney was also described as his name.A female version of X, named Moxie Cowznofski and occasionally described in editorial text as X's "girlfriend," appeared briefly during the late 1950s.Identify X and Y....
In the play Julius Ceaser, Gaius Cassius says of Ceaser....."Why man, he doth bestride the narrow worldLike a _________ , and we petty menWalk under his huge legs and peep aboutTo find ourselves dishonorable graves "
This word X is slang for a low-paying, low-prestige job that requires few skills and offers very little chance of intra-company advancement.The term X derives its name from McDonald's, but is used to describe any low-status job — regardless of the employer where little training is required.."X" was in use at least as early as 1986, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, which defines it as "An unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects"The word X is....
This service is the brainchild of 47-year-old entrepreneur Revathi Roy. She felt the growing female workforce in Mumbai was not being looked after well enough and decided to start her own service that appreciated the needs of the female gender - cabs driven by women, for women. What is the name of the service?
Forsche- Porsche spelt with an F, but pronounced 'For She', because it is for ladies only